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The more complex the environment becomes, the more our power of innovation is needed. We therefore make targeted investments in technical development. Our engineers are working on innovative technologies, premium products, enhancing efficiency and services for the future of mobility. "Vorsprung durch Technik" is Audi’s motto; to continuously develop existing technologies is our aspiration. We are working continuously to maintain innovation leadership: in classical and alternative drive systems, in lightweight construction and production processes, in lighting technology, connectivity and driver assistance systems up to and including piloted driving. This is how we shape the key difference that defines Audi.


The Audi Technology Lexicon

From adaptive cruise control through the quattro drive to the Audi virtual cockpit: The technology lexicon contains details on all Audi technologies, in compact form and all in one place. Here we provide background information on the individual systems.


Audi TechTalk

The Audi TechTalk is an online format specifically for journalists. In the form of multimedia content, we’re presenting to you complex and innovative technology topics along with the opportunity to engage in direct exchange with our experts. We’ll be covering current topics at regular intervals. Relevant background information and video compilations of all Audi TechTalk issues can be found here.

Recent Press Releases

  • 09/15/20
    Models

    New generation with CNG drive: the Audi A3 Sportback 30 g-tron

    Audi adds a new member to the A3 family: the A3 Sportback 30 g-tron. Operation with natural gas or biomethane makes the compact model particularly economical and climate-friendly with very low emissions. Like all variants of the new A3 model series, it boasts a sporty design, a digital operating concept and generous standard equipment. Sales in Germany begin in fall 2020 at a base price of €30,705.88.
  • 09/11/20
    Technology

    Locally emission-free, efficient and fit for daily driving: Audi’s formula for plug-in hybrids

    A conventional internal combustion engine or a fully electric powertrain? There is a third answer to this fundamental question of modern mobility: PHEV – a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle or in short: a plug-in hybrid. The combination of a conventional internal combustion engine (IC engine) and an electric motor supplied with energy from a lithium-ion battery at the rear of the vehicle enables locally emission-free driving and low overall consumption. An overview of the current Audi technologies and models.
  • 09/07/20
    Company

    In depth: Audi and Climeworks store CO2 from the atmosphere underground

    The Swiss company Climeworks is building the world’s largest direct air capture and storage facility for converting atmospheric CO2 to rock in Iceland. Audi is partnering with the Zurich-based environmental start-up and promoting a future technology with the project. The facility will filter 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air and mineralize it underground. Climeworks is removing 1,000 metric tons thereof from the atmosphere on behalf of Audi.

Press Folders

  • 09/08/20
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi TechTalk: Plug-in hybrid

    Locally emission-free travel combined with full long-distance suitability: Plug-in hybrid models resolve conflicting targets of modern mobility. The combination of an electric motor and a conventional internal combustion engine has evolved into a desirable type of powertrain in recent years. Take part in our Audi TechTalk on the topic of plug-in hybrids and learn what philosophy and technology Audi is pursuing in this context. Full information and press material can be found here.
  • 08/06/20
    Technology

    Audi TechTalk: Suspension

    From the classic air spring to the connected driving dynamics computer – in the second issue of the Audi TechTalk, we’re showing how our engineers are working on a driving dynamics processor of the future. Chassis and powertrain control are increasingly being fused. In addition, we’re explaining how recuperation management is added as a new chassis aspect. Complete information and press material can be found here.

Basic Information

  • 03/03/20
    Technology

    40 Years of quattro: the All-Conquering Technology from Audi

    A technology and success story from Audi is celebrating a major birthday, as the quattro drive system turns 40 years old. Since the original quattro first made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980, the principle of four-wheel drive has become one of the cornerstones of the brand. To date, Audi has produced almost 10.5 million cars with quattro drive systems. Now, it is time for the next chapter in this particular success story: The prototypes Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback use electric torque vectoring.
  • 01/06/20
    Technology

    Audi at CES Las Vegas 2020

    From futuristic vision vehicles to technologies ready for series production: At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audi will offer a look at tomorrow’s mobility – and is already integrating future technology into its current products. CES is the world’s most important specialized fair for consumer electronics and will take place from January 7 to 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. Audi will be presenting the Audi AI:ME as a personal mobility partner, the empathetic Audi Intelligence Experience technology, and the innovative 3D mixed reality head-up display, for example.

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